tiba-tiba rasa risau sangat2...suma ni lepas apa jadi kt jiran sebelah...jiran kt sebelah ni anak ada 3 orang ..semalam sorang tue yang umo 4 thn jatuh tangga...terpaksa lari2 kt rumah jiran mntk tolong hantar anak g sepital..suami die keje...dengan dukung anak kecik lagi br umo 8 bln dia berlari pegi umah jiran...nsb bek yg tua dh 6 thn boleh bw dr..sedih dan cuak tgk keadaan masa tu..desperate sangat...teruk jugak anak dia..kena tang kepala lak tu...tiba2 terfikir tapi mintak dijauhkan ler...kalo bnde ni jd kat aku macam ner...dengan suami yang keje x tentu masa....dah ler x kenal orang kt sn...macam ner yer nak hadapi...Nera (jiran sebelah) dah dok sn 2 tahun der gak kenal orang2 kat sn... aduyaiiii...dugaan2 hidup dirantau orang ni...
Friday, 3 February 2012
sudah sebulan lebih kita melangkah tahun 2012...hari ni baru der mood nk update blog.bukan per x der ape2 menarik untuk dikongsi.....dah dekat 2 bulan kami kat Tawau macam2 perangai manusia yang ader...jiran2 der yang terlampau friendly(patut dielakkan)..der yang x nk campur langsung...tapi syukur der jgk yang ok leh jadi kawan...yela dok sn x der sape2 kn le campur ngan orang kn...
nasib baik ade anak2 yang boleh hilang kebosanan dan kesunyian...kat sini aktiviti yang slalu aku buat ialah memasak dan memasak...hari2 kn crack kepala fikir nk masak per...macam2 dh try sampai kadang2 jemu nk masak sbb dh x tau nk masak per..nk makan kat luar x bape nk best ler sbb kt sn lauknyer x sedap sangat (kalau ikut selera sendiri)...tapi kadang2 tercipta jgk resepi2 baru....dan kadang2 masak jgk resepi2 yang x pernah cuba sblm ni...ni sbb rajin godek2 kat web...kat sn raser nk add ler satu resepi simple untuk korang cuber...mungkin der yang dh makan..tapi sajer untuk suke2...enjoy cooking
2-4 biji kentang dipotong kecil
1-2 ulas bawang putih dicincang halus
daun sup (jika suka)
goreng kentang hingga kuning keemasan...garing. angkat dan ketepikan.
letak minyak sikit jer untuk menumis bawang putih hingga naik bau...pastu letak kentang dan gaul rata dalam 1-2 minit...perasakan dengan lada hitam dan garam...
angkat dan hiaskan dengan hirisan daun sup...
tadaaa...dah siap selamat mencuba...
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Alhamdulillah...setelah merantau dari perak hingga langkawi...akhirnya sampai juga kami sekeluarga di bumi Tawau Sabah..walaupun flight delay sejam namun perjalanan pergi berjalan lancar.nasib baik juga anak2 tak buat perangai terutama si kecik Aril..aku masih lagi cuba biasakan dengan keadaan kat sini terutama waktu yang cepat cerah dan cepat malam....kalau kat semenanjung kul 6 pagi gelap lagi kn tapi kat sini macam dah kul 8 pagi terangnya...pukul 6 petang dah gelap...anak2 aku jugak terpaksa biasakan diri dengan keadaan ini sebab dulu waktu2 macam ni depa dok main kat luar lagi...orang kat sini x berapa nak ramah ler almaklum dok kat taman...macam kat tempat kite jugak..tapi mungkin lama2 ok kot..apapon aku selesa dok kat sini walau rndu kat orang2 semenanjung....huhuhuhuhuhu
Saturday, 22 October 2011
skrg aku masih lagi kat kg di Perak..menghabiskan hari2 ngan emak sblm berangkat ke Sabah lepas rayer ni..sedih ader...suke pon ader.sume dh campur2. aku harus tabah menghadapi segala cabaran yang mendatang...walau jauh mcm ner pon tawakal...walau sedih sabar..
Thursday, 15 September 2011
walaupun kami mgkn akan btlk ke Sabah awal bln dpn...tapi ops pindah@kemas barang dah start..mmg penat giler..ni dah masuk kali ke 2 aku pindah..dulu dari Seri Kembangan ke Kedah..tu x pe lagi mase tu barang pun x banyak sangat pastu dalam semenanjung jer...tapi kali ni lain...barang dah banyak pastu nk g Sabah lak..terpakse ler bawak sikit2 jer...hanya keperluan asas jer..yang lain hntar kat umak mak mertua..sian dier kn kemas lak...anyway mmg penat nk kemas ni...nk masuk barang dalam kotak...pinggan mangkuk kn balut elok2 kalu x alamat pecah ler...kain baju kn kemas lagi...kemas2 barang yang nk diagih2kan kat orang lagi...nk buang brg lagi..penin2....pepon aku x sabar sebenarnye nk meraser tmpt org...jauh plak tu...doakan sumer selamat....
Monday, 12 September 2011
sedih jgk bila dapat tau hubby kn tukar ke Tawau...tapi semuanya dah ditentukan. Rezeki semuanya di tangan Allah. jauh atau dekat kiter kn terima. mgkn ada hikmah disebalik semua ini. walau sedih terpaksa berjauhan dengan keluarga...namun hati redha atas ketentuan ini..ada rezeki kami balik ke semenanjung..mgkn ada sinar baru untuk kami sekuarga di Sabah...Sabah bah...here we come...
A bit of Tawau for me and your info....
Location of Tawau District in Sabah, Malaysia
Tawau is the administrative center of Tawau Division, Malaysia and the third largest town of Sabah after Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan.
Tawau is located at the south-east coast of Geography
Tawau is located at the south-east coast of Sabah which faces the Celebes Sea to the east and the interior mountain ranges to the west. The geographic coordinates of Tawau are latitude 4.298 degree North and longitude 117.883 degree East.
The main town area can be divided into three sections, i.e. Sabindo, Fajar and Tawau Lama or Old Tawau. Federal House, where most government offices such as the Immigration Department and the National Registration Department are located is found in Sabindo area. Fajar is the commercial area, where major banks such as HSBC and Maybank, BSN, Public Bank, are located. The Tawau District Court is also situated here. Tawau Lama is the original part of Tawau, which contains Tawau's central market. Tawau Port is also located in Tawau Lama.Sabah which faces the Celebes Sea to the east and the interior mountain ranges to the west. The geographic coordinates of Tawau are latitude 4.298 degree North and longitude 117.883 degree East.
The main town area can be divided into three sections, i.e. Sabindo, Fajar and Tawau Lama or Old Tawau. Federal House, where most government offices such as the Immigration Department and the National Registration Department are located is found in Sabindo area. Fajar is the commercial area, where major banks such as HSBC and Maybank, BSN, Public Bank, are located. The Tawau District Court is also situated here. Tawau Lama is the original part of Tawau, which contains Tawau's central market. Tawau Port is also located in Tawau Lama.
Exports have traditionally been tobacco, cocoa and palm oil. Currently, Tawau Port is one of Sabah's main export gateway for timber. Birds' nests are harvested at Baturong, Segalong and Madai Caves as Chinese medicinal delicacies.
There are a few significant development projects in Tawau. These include Tawau Sports Complex, Tawau Free Trade Zone, Kuhara Point and Bandar Sri Indah.
Kuhara Point is an integrated development project which consists of a shopping mall, Eastern Plaza, an office tower, a 4-star hotel and high-rise luxurious condominiums, Kuhara Court.
Bandar Sri Indah is Sabah's largest satellite township development project. It is constructed on 1,368 acres (5.54 km2) of reclaimed land, which is three times larger than Tawau town center. Bandar Sri Indah is located at km 16 of Tawau Airport Highway.
Tawau offers good opportunities for education. There are many primary and secondary schools in Tawau such as St. Patrick Anglican Academy (S.P.A.A), SM St. Patrick and SMK Tawau. There is also one private Chinese high school - Sabah Chinese High School (Sekolah Tinggi Cina Sabah). Technical and Vocational school can also be found at Tawau. The only Technical School in Tawau is SM Teknik Tawau, that are situated at the Muhibbah. Tawau also has one of the only two A-Level education centres in the state of Sabah - the Institute of Science and Management (ISM). There are also teacher training colleges such as Institut Perguruan Tawau,Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sabah Tawau Branch, Open University Malaysia, PPT Universiti Terbuka Malaysia,Tawau, Kolej Komuniti Tawau, Maktab Rendah Sains MARA Tawau and Pusat Giat Mara Tawau.
Places of interest
Tawau has a lot to offer to local & foreign tourists. Some of them are;
Tawau Hills National Park
Tawau Hills National Park has picnic areas, a vast camping site, and cabins, mainly visited by local residents during weekends. Located 24 km from Tawau town, the park is accessible by road transport. The Tawau River flows across the park and tumbles over several attractive waterfalls. The Table Waterfall has created a natural flowing pond for swimmers. Shelters, toilets and changing rooms are within vicinity.
The park is formed from rugged volcanic landscapes. Bombalai Hill, a relatively young volcanic cone, has the remains of the central crater, which still can be seen from the summit. Local flora include the lowland Dipterocarp forest, as well as many species of wild orchids. Occasional sightings of Maroon Leaf Monkeys and Crab-eating Macaques, and the less common but beautiful Cream-coloured Giant Squirrel, and the Asian Forest Tortoise are found.
Bukit Gemok ( ni mesti wat aku t'ingat kat Yus mok hehehehehe)
Bukit Gemok (The Fat Hill) is about 11 km from Tawau town. Its geographical location is 40 19’N / 1170 19’E. It is quite popular among the locals, especially with hikers and those who like mountain climbing. Many climbers have been frequenting Bukit Gemok, both in the morning and in the afternoon. It gives them a good form of exercise and recreation.
Bukit Gemok is about 428 meter from sea level and is part of the Bukit Gemok Forest Reserve covering 4.45 km². It was declared a forest reserve in 1984.
What makes Bukit Gemok interesting is the challenging track to the top of the hill. There is also a canopy walkway, Titian Silara, which is 231 meter long. It hangs from a few trees on the top of Bukit Gemok and provides visitors a good view of Tawau. The canopy walkway is the second one to be built here after the original canopy collapsed. It is worthwhile to climb up the hill just to enjoy the fantastic views.
Tawau Harbour is used as a transit point to many neighbouring islands, such as Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai & Mataking islands; and to Indonesia such as Sebatik island, Tarakan & Nunukan island.
Sipadan Island is the only oceanic island in Malaysia. It rises 2,000 feet (600 m) to its peak above sea floor. It is rated as one of the best diving sites in the world. Mabul Island is a small oval shaped island of 200,000 m² ringed with sandy beaches. It is perched on the northwest corner of a larger 2 square kilometre reef.
Tawau Cocoa Village
Tawau is always inseparable with cocoa. Tawau Cocoa Village is situated at the world-renowned cocoa-planting site, Quoin Hill. Visitors are taken on a two-hour guided tour to see how cocoa is cultivated, harvested, fermented and dried before they are sent to the factory. In close proximity to the factory is a guest house. There is a gallery of cocoa products which tourists can buy as souvenirs. Tourists are served a variety of local fruits.
Following paths from the factory is a hiking trail which leads to a magnificent waterfall. The magnificent waterfall, also known as the Cocoa Culture Spring at the village is an ideal location for a picnic. Nature lovers will feel very much like entering a typical and tropical dense forest which is surrounded by a vast diversity of flora and fauna. The village has two main waterfalls and four mini cascades. Trek up and down steep stairways, following the sounds of babbling brooks will end at what promises to be a splendid waterfall. This waterfall is opened to the public and it is ideal for picnics and get-togethers of families and friends.
Shan Shui Golf & Country Club
Shan Shui Golf & Country club is situated on the airport highway 15 km off Tawau. This magnificent hideaway has an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Nelson & Haworth. It is acclaimed to be their finest creation in Asia. Shan Shui Golf & Country club provides the hardest bar hole in Malaysia. The ground level is not smooth, that's why increasing the difficulties of golf playing. It has attracted some Korean golf players to visit Tawau just for golf game.
The Hot Spring of Tawau
A Hot Stream
Mountain stream water is always cool, as else where in other jungles and forests. But in Tawau we have a mountain stream of HOT water as hot as the hot water we used for bathing in our house.
Jalan Air Panas, Taman Air Panas, Hot Spring Park and Kampung Air Panas are the names of a road, housing estates and a village synonymous with hot springs located a 15-minute drive from here. The hot springs were found decades and the surrounding area was named Air Panas (Hot Water).
These springs had been attracting streams of visitors, particularly from Sabah’s east coast as far as Kunak and Semporna. Local people use the spring water for medicinal skin treatment. Bathing in spring water is popular here. They bring along food for lunch as the place feels fresh and is ideal for picnicking.
Above picture show warm spring water drain beside a major road construction site. The construction site is only 200 meters from the hot sprigs and due to complete by middle of 2007.
All 8 hot sulphurous springs occur along the 50 m stretch of mountain stream. Some springs outlets are on the riverbed, others by the bank.
The spring waters are acidic. A strong hydrogen sulphide smell can be detected before reaching stream.
Proboscis monkeys are the rarest primates on earth as they are only found on the island of Borneo. These monkeys live in mangrove swamps and riverside forests along the Tawau River. The females are about 60 cm tall and the males are about 70 cm tall. They have reddish fur and are tree-dwellers, who inhabit areas close to water and are excellent swimmers. The monkeys are vegetarian and live on mangrove shoots and fruits. They travel in small groups.
Seafood stalls at the Sabindo hawker centre is located along the waterfront of town centre. The stalls offer very competitive prices for selective catch of the day. “Makanan Laut 101” serves excellent crab and shellfishes with vegetables at incredibly low prices. “Mongolian Chicken Rice” on Jalan Chester offers one of the tastiest Chicken Rice in town. The small outlet is always crowded.
At night, numerous stalls set up around the town. Many stalls sell Malay's foods like tasty chicken wings, nasi campur, variety of sate such as sate lembu, sate ayam, sate hati and sate empedal,'Terang Bulan', many types of fried foods such as 'goreng pisang', 'ubi goreng', 'cempedak goreng' and 'sukun goreng', variety of Jawa foods like mi jawa, murtabak jawa, gado gado, bakso and a Makasar specialty food 'Coto Makasar' and 'Sanggar' ( Bugis's name for fried bananas), ABC and Cendol and many types of Malay's cakes such as 'apam', 'kuih talam' , Onde-onde (glutinous rice with savoury taste roasted in banana leaves), Kuih Pandan (Pandan rice cake), Donut( Doughnut ) Karipap (Curry Puff), Kuih kacang (Peanut pancake spread with Kaya coconut jam), Bubur Chaca(local dessert served with tapioca, sweet potato and sago in sweet coconut milk) & etc.
"Nasi Kuning" or yellow rice is an Tawau Malay's recipe that cannot be found anywhere else in Malaysia except Tawau. The rice is cooked with turmeric, also known as kunyit in Malay, and coconut milk - which when mixed causes the rice to become yellow in colour. It is usually served with a piece of fish deep-fried in dried chilli sauce. This can be found in almost any Malay restaurants or stalls around Tawau but sometimes also sold in some Chinese coffeeshops. To further enhance the taste, the rice is usually wrapped in banana leaves. Price ranges from RM 0.50 to RM 3.00 per serving.
Tauhu mee or mi tauhu also can't be found in Malaysia except Tawau.. The "mi tauhu" is "mi kuning" or bee hoon served with fried tauhu pasted with fish fillet and "kuah taucu". Besides tauhu pasted with fish fillet, "mi tauhu" also served with fish pasted chili, eggplant and 'peria'. The price range of "mi tauhu" from RM 1.50 to RM 3.00..
"Amplang" is also another cuisine which cannot be found anywhere else in Malaysia except Tawau. It is a deep-fried fish paste which is dipped in corn flour before frying.
Some other desserts that are more commonly found in this town is Iced Lime Tea(usually with a sour plum and commonly known as 'Kit Cai Sui Peng') and Coconut Pudding (Pudding made from coconut which uses the coconut itself as the mould )
Besides, there's also famous cuisine at Tawau called Nasi Lalap.
Getting to Tawau from the state capital city of Kota Kinabalu takes about 8 hours by express coach, stationed at North City Bus Terminal at Inanam, a township located outside the Kota Kinabalu city centre on Jalan Tuaran).
Travelling by air takes about 45 minutes from Kota Kinabalu or Sandakan. Malaysia Airlines provides up to 4 daily scheduled flights from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to Tawau International Airport.
Another low-cost carrier service provided by Air Asia, which fly directly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, KLIA and Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.